Art + Music + Technology

Joshua Goldberg has been part of the Max "scene" for as long as I can remember. He was there during the early days of video-for-Max (including being a user of The Software That Shall Not Be Named...), and introduced many people to VJ programming with the Dervish video system. In this interview, we swing from early history to recent construction art, but really spend a lot of time describing the ways we get to "happy accidents" and joyfulness.

A super-exciting discussion, and it just reiterates the fun that I have talking to passionate people.

The bumper music was made with the help of a sample set I recently purchased from Max Milllion. Fun stuff, and only 4UKP...

Direct download: Episode_7_mixdown.mp3
Category:Performing Arts -- posted at: 7:29pm CDT

Luke DuBois is a roller-coaster conversationalist. I had a list of things we were going to talk about, but I don't think we got to a single one of them! What we did was cover a huge number of topics - from dating sites to nurse's crash carts - and how they relate to media art, data visualization and creative coding. Every time I have a chance to chat with Luke I end up learning so much; this is another one of those times.

This is a long podcast (over an hour), but it is work every minute of your time to give it a listen. Download it and enjoy!

Direct download: Podcast_006_LDuBois.mp3
Category:Performing Arts -- posted at: 2:32am CDT

In doing a little research on YouTube and the Cycling '74 forums, I kept on running across a user "baz" that seemed to be knowledgable, engaged and really active. His tutorials on YouTube were quite phenominal, and I wanted to find out more about this guy. Surprise to me - it is Barry Moon, someone that I think I ran across on the old Max mailing list. It turns out that Barry has been around the electro-acoustic scene for a lng time, but has been working on teaching, visual cration, composition and various collaborations. A cool interview, and another change to talk to a multi-talented artist.


Direct download: Podcast_005_BMoon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:47pm CDT

Sometimes I consider myself really lucky - in addition to working with Max and media tech for a living, I also get to spend time (talking, at least) with some of the most interesting people I can imagine. This episode is an interview with Christian Kleine, a Berlin-based musician that also happens to work at Ableton. He's really talented, and it turns out that many of the things we each went through track in parallel - even though we are 4000 (or so) miles apart!

In this episode, we dive into the process of getting a release pulled together, and how one might decide if a project is complete. Christian has some interesting perspectives on that, and has actually opened my eyes to some possiblities in this area. Enjoy!

Direct download: Podcast_004_CKleine.mp3
Category:Performing Arts -- posted at: 5:45pm CDT